506 area: New Brunswick

Dates to remember

Starting August 13, 2020
Business and residential customers need to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the 7-digit phone number – for all local calls. If the area code is not dialed, the caller will hear a reminder message before the call is completed.

Starting November 7, 2020
10-digit dialing will be mandatory: business and residential customers need to dial the area code followed by the 7-digit number for all local calls. If the 10-digit number is not dialed, the call will not be completed.

After November 21, 2020
A new area code, 428, will be introduced gradually and will be used in the same region as area code 506.

In New Brunswick

506 + 428